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Stogies Under the Stars Oct. 30

October 16, 2012

Attention cigar and bourbon lovers. Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown and Georgetown Tobacco present Stogies Under the Stars on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 in the hotel’s courtyard garden from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Enjoy an evening of sipping and sampling blends of aged bourbon and fine tobacco. Upon arrival, guests will be treated to bourbon-inspired hors d’oeuvres and bourbon cocktails, while mingling in the hotel's twinkling courtyard garden.  Shortly thereafter, Joe Holtman of Davidoff Cigars and Connie Brieger from Four Roses Bourbon will give short presentations and demonstrations.

Guests will then be treated to a Four Roses Yellow Label, Small Batch and Single Barrel bourbon tasting, along with a Davidoff Puro d’Oro Notablecigar.

The evening winds down with a bourbon-inspired dessert created by the Fairmont’s culinary team.

Fairmont’s Cigar and Bourbon Night is $50 per person including bourbon- inspired treats, a Davidoff cigar and Four Roses Bourbon cocktails.  Space is limited.  For reservations, please call 202.457.5020

Guests may bring their own cigars.  An assortment of cigars will also be available for purchase.

The Fairmont Hotel is located at 2401 M Street.

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Georgetown Alumnus Wins MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

October 2, 2012

Award-winning author Dinaw Mengestu (C’00), Georgetown’s Lannan Chair of Poetics, has won a “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation, Georgetown University announced Tuesday.

Mengestu, author of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears (Riverhead, 2008) and How to Read the Air (Riverhead, 2010), is among this year’s 23 MacArthur Fellows. Each of the MacArthur Grant recipients receive a phone call “out of the blue” that they will each receive $500,000 in no-strings-attached support over the next five years. Read more here.

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Donovan Live at The Hamilton

September 12, 2012

The Hamilton will be “Mellow Yellow” on October 6 when legendary folk-rock pop troubadour Donovan will be performing live.

Donovan began his career as an itinerant folk musician, creating acoustic hits in 1965 with the gentle Catch The Wind and Colours and his version of Buffy Sainte Marie’s protest anthem Universal Soldier before transforming the pop music landscape with a series of enigmatic and wondrous pop masterpieces that continue to be played on radio and television. And throughout his long career of 45 years, Donovan has always been supported by his music publisher, peer music.

Influencing Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and George Harrison in their guitar styles, and during his career, Donovan played with folk music greats Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan, as well as rock musicians Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin and Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones.

In the past five years, Dr. Donovan Leitch has completed the successful album Beat Café; a new box set, Try for the Sun: The Journey of Donovan; and a book, The Autobiography of Donovan: The Hurdy Gurdy Man (Arrow Books). Dr. Donovan Leitch also fulfilled his 40-year interest in Transcendental Meditation by heading up the musical wing of the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace.

In 2010 Donovan has been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Doors open at 7:00 PM.

For tickets and information, visit The Hamilton.

The Hamilton is located at 600 14th Street, NW. Tel: 202.787.1000

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